Alex Vander Baan Named Crusader Of The Week

Feb. 18, 2008

WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior forward Alex Vander Baan (Uxbridge, Mass.) has been named the GoHolyCross.com Crusader of the Week, for competition from February 11-17. Vander Baan led the Holy Cross men's basketball team to a pair of road victories last week, against Army and Bucknell.

In Thursday's 64-53 win at Army, Vander Baan totaled 13 points, seven rebounds and two assists, while hitting four of five shots from the field. Then in the 63-53 victory at Bucknell on Saturday, he recorded 14 points, five rebounds and three steals, including a 10 of 12 performance at the free throw line. Over the course of the week, Vander Baan made 66.7 percent (six of nine) of his field goal attempts and 77.8 percent (14 of 18) of his free throws.

On the season, Vander Baan is now averaging 8.9 points and a team-best 5.8 rebounds per game, while making 73.4 percent (47 of 64) of his free throw attempts. Over the course of his Holy Cross career, he has totaled 574 points, 443 rebounds, 122 assists, 64 steals and 27 blocked shots.

The Crusaders (14-10 overall, 5-6 Patriot League) return to action on Wednesday, February 20, when they travel to Navy for a 7:00 p.m. game.